Auction 170, Lot 479

"Suecia et Norvegia cum Confinijs", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Scandinavia

Period: 1607 (circa)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae

Color: Hand Color

Size:
18.7 x 14.3 inches
47.5 x 36.3 cm

This fine map of Norway, Sweden, and Finland depicts rivers and mountains and names numerous cities. It is based on Mercator's fifteen-sheet map of Europe dated 1554, which was revised in 1572. Mercator's map became the standard model of Scandinavia for most subsequent maps of the area. The map is adorned with a handsome strapwork cartouche and a stippled sea. Latin text on verso, published in 1607-08.

References: Ginsberg #34.0; Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #1210:1A.

Condition: A

Contemporary color with minor printer's ink residue.

Estimate: $400 - $475

Sold for: $475

Closed on 11/14/2018

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